Our Team

Below are the descriptions of our dental team, designed to familiarize you with our team's training, professional credentials and work experience.

Aaron Stump, D.D.S. 

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Charlottesville, VA Dentist

Charlottesville Pediatric Dentistry

Aaron Stump Dentist in Charlottesville, VA

Dr. Stump graduated from the Indiana School of Dentistry in 2010. He graduated with a Research Honors Certificate and was inducted to the Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor society. From there he completed his 2 year pediatric dental residency at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and served as his program's Chief Resident. After residency he and his wife (Lauren Stump, D.D.S.), moved to Charlottesville. He joined Charlottesville Pediatric Dentistry in 2012. In his spare time he loves hiking, biking, and running in the Blue Ridge. You can see him most weekends along the Rivanna River enjoying the outdoors with his family.

 

Professional Affiliations


Taylor Smith, D.D.S. 

Board Eligible Pediatric Dentist

Charlottesville, VA Dentist

Charlottesville Pediatric Dentistry

Smith

A Richmond, Virginia native, Dr. Taylor Smith DDS earned an undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of Virginia. He then returned to his hometown of RVA to complete his dental education at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. After Dental School, he completed his pediatric and special needs residency at the renowned Children’s Hospital Colorado, where he served as the program’s Chief Resident.

In his spare time, you can find Dr. Smith and his wife, Courtney, enjoying live music at the Pavilion or dinner at their favorite restaurant, The Local. Dr. Smith is an avid UVA sports fan and was lucky enough to get tickets to see the UVA Men’s Basketball team win their first-ever national championship. Go Hoos! Dr. Smith also enjoys hiking, skiing, fly fishing, camping, and basically doing anything in the outdoors.

 


Jennifer Dixon, D.D.S. 

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Charlottesville, VA Dentist

Charlottesville Pediatric Dentistry

Jennifer Dixon Dentist in Charlottesville, VA

Dr. Dixon grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and graduated from Salem High School in 1995. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in 1999, from The College of William and Mary, where she majored in Biology, minored in Chemistry. In 2003, she graduated cum laude from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry. Dr. Dixon continued her education at MCV, where she earned her specialty certificate in pediatric dentistry and her Master of Science degree in 2005. Dr. Dixon is a recipient of the prestigious Richard Pugh Award. She was recognized at the 2006 Annual American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Meeting for scoring in the top 3% in the country on her Pediatric Board Exam.

Dr. Dixon is happily married to her high school sweetheart, Mark S. Dixon. Dr. Dixon and her husband are the loving parents of Kate and Emma. In her spare time, Dr. Dixon enjoys cooking, entertaining family and friends, and taking her daughters on playdates.

Research

Dr. Dixon did her undergraduate dental research in the Department of Oral Craniofacial Molecular Biology.  Her research was titled The Genetic Analysis of Streptococcus parasanguis fim A.  The focus of this research was to develop a vaccine to help protect patients against developing bacterial endocarditis.

Dr. Dixon’s master’s thesis was on Child’s Temperament and Conscious Sedation Outcomes.  Her work in sedation dentistry has enabled her to understand and appreciate the unique relationship between child temperament and sedation outcomes.

Professional Affiliations


Our Team

Brooke

Brooke 

Brooke has been working for Charlottesville Pediatric Dentistry since 2017. Brooke enjoys spending time with her husband, and two sons. In her spare time she enjoys snow boarding at Snow Shoe, wake boarding at Smith Mountain Lake, and gardening.

  1. Favorite Color: Purple
  2. Favorite Disney Movie: Little Mermaid
  3. Favorite Ice Cream: Butter Pecan
  4. Favorite Restaurant: The Fitzroy on the Downtown Mall
  5. Favorite Music: Americana/ Indie Rock
  6. Favorite Flower: Hydrangea & Peony
Hannah

Lia

Lia has been working for Charlottesville Pediatric Dentistry since 2019. Lia moved to Charlottesville in 2013. She has a degree in psychology from the University of Colorado in Boulder. She and her husband are passionate about animals and plan to adopt many more rescues throughout their lives.

  1. Favorite Color: Olive Green
  2. Favorite Disney Movie: Flight of the Navigator
  3. Favorite Ice cream: Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip
  4. Favorite Restaurant: Vinny's
  5. Favorite Music: Industrial
  6. Favorite Flower: Black Dahlia
Carestin

Carestin

Carestin has been working for Charlottesville Pediatric Dentistry since 2015. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Kentry. They have 2 adorable dogs, Rocco and Oakley. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and playing with her 2 dogs.

  1. Favorite Color: Navy
  2. Favorite Disney Movie: Finding Nemo
  3. Favorite Ice cream: Cookie Dough
  4. Favorite Restaurant: Texas Roadhouse
  5. Favorite Music: Christian
  6. Favorite Flower: Daisy
Hannah

Skyler

Skyler has been working for Charlottesville Pediatric Dentistry since 2018. Skyler graduated from Radford University in 2017. She recently got engaged to her high school sweetheart and is planning her dream wedding. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her loved ones especially her two fur babies Hannah and Sugar.

  1. Favorite Color: Purple
  2. Favorite Disney Movie: Snow White
  3. Favorite Ice cream: Vanilla with Rainbow Sprinkles
  4. Favorite Restaurant: Sushi King and Made in Asia
  5. Favorite Music: Country
  6. Favorite Flower: Sunflower
Hannah

Yessi

Yessi has been working for Charlottesville Pediatric Dentistry since September 2019. Yessi enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, Ivan, and her Chihuahua, China. She loves to spend time at cookouts with her family and going to the beach.

  1. Favorite Color: Pink
  2. Favorite Disney Movie: Frozen
  3. Favorite Ice cream: Chocolate
  4. Favorite Restaurant: Sakura
  5. Favorite Music: All music
  6. Favorite Flower: Roses
Hannah

Allyson

Allyson has been working for Charlottesville Pediatric Dentistry since January 2020 but has been in the dental field since 2011. She enjoys being with her children outside of work, and they keep her busy! She also enjoys being with family, friends, and being outdoors.

  1. Favorite Color: Black
  2. Favorite Disney Movie: Monsters, Inc.
  3. Favorite Ice cream: Vanilla
  4. Favorite Restaurant: Guadalajara
  5. Favorite Music: Country
  6. Favorite Flower: Daffodil
Hannah

Taylor

Taylor has been working for Charlottesville Pediatric Dentistry since January 2020. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Josh, her son, Walker, and her two dogs, Dixie and Moto. In her space time, she likes to spend time doing outdoor activities.

  1. Favorite Color: Orange
  2. Favorite Disney Movie: Fox and The Hound
  3. Favorite Ice cream: Cookie Dough
  4. Favorite Restaurant: Red Robin
  5. Favorite Music: Country
  6. Favorite Flower: Sunflower

Amber

Amber

Amber has been working for Charlottesville Pediatric Dentistry since 2020. Amber lives in Charlottesville with her boyfriend Zack and two dogs Cooper and Lil-Pup. She enjoys spending her free time at a local winery, trying new restaurants and hanging out with her family.

  1. Favorite Color: Teal
  2. Favorite Disney Movie: Honey I Shrunk the Kids
  3. Favorite Ice cream: Half baked
  4. Favorite Restaurant: Burtons Grill
  5. Favorite Music: Country
  6. Favorite Flower: Sunflower
Amber

Megan

Megan has been working at Charlottesville Pediatric Dentistry since 2020. Megan enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog. In her spare time, she enjoys playing board games, reading, and boating at Lake Anna.

  1. Favorite Color: Green
  2. Favorite Disney Movie: Hercules
  3. Favorite Ice cream: Mint Chocolate Chip
  4. Favorite Restaurant: South Street
  5. Favorite Music: Pop
  6. Favorite Flower: Daisy
Amber

Danielle

Danielle has been working for Charlottesville Pediatric Dentistry since 2020. In her time away from work she enjoys spending time with her husband and family. In her spare time, she enjoys kayaking, paddle boarding and tubing down a river with friends.

  1. Favorite Color: Orange
  2. Favorite Disney Movie: Lion King
  3. Favorite Ice cream: Mint Chocolate Chip
  4. Favorite Restaurant: Iron Age 5
  5. Favorite Music: All Music
  6. Favorite Flower: Lily of the Valley
Amber

Rhonda

Rhonda has been working at Charlottesville Pediatric Dentistry since 2020. Rhonda enjoys spending time with her husband, mom, and two kitties. In her spare time, she loves crafting and exploring new places around Charlottsville.

  1. Favorite Color: Blue
  2. Favorite Disney Movie: All of it
  3. Favorite Ice cream: Chocolate
  4. Favorite Restaurant: Mexican or Good American Cheeseburger
  5. Favorite Music: Country and Classic Rock
  6. Favorite Flower: Lilacs
Amber

Lori

Lori has been working at Charlottesville Pediatric Dentistry since 2021. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Aaron, daughter Mackenzie, and son, Drewry. She also enjoys spending time with her multitude of animals including dogs, cats, reptiles & chickens. In her spare time she loves to take short trips with her family, reading, crafting and camping around the blue ridge mountains.

  1. Favorite Color: Lime Green
  2. Favorite Disney Movie: Monster’s Inc.
  3. Favorite Ice cream: Chocolate Fudge
  4. Favorite Restaurant: Texas Roadhouse, Sakura & The Melting Pot
  5. Favorite Music: Country
  6. Favorite Flower: Calla Lilies (especially dark purple)